Let me preface this entire post with a resounding “OMG”.
Brazilian Blowout Acai Protective Straightening Balm has changed my (hair’s) life.
This balm is a super-powerful heat activated formula that totally tames frizz and makes hair look and feel incredibly healthy. In the middle of a humid summer, it’s exactly what every woman needs. I applied a generous dollop of this balm to my hair post-shower, and blow dried with a large round brush – my hair was smooth (not flat), healthy, and had movement to it I usually only see after hitting the salon. Read more
My latest product testing (sent by a rep. of the brand) involved Unite “Boing” Curling Cream. This curling cream promised soft, bouncy curls with the right amount of hold. My curls were definitely bouncy, but they did not feel soft and it was not the right amount of hold for me. My hair felt like I had applied hairspray instead of a curling cream and my curls felt a bit crunchy. Lucky for me, summer has not arrived as yet so I still have time to find my miracle product for my curly hair.
Have you tried it? How did it work for you?
As a working model whose had my hair teased, curled, crimped and manipulated in every way possible, as well as living with a hairstylist, I’ve gained valuable knowledge about what products and brands of products work for my hair type and which I should avoid at all costs…the list of what I trust and what works is pretty short,Â hence I’m always hesitant about deviating from my “trusted list”.Â So it was with a bit of trepidation (yes trepidation…I know it’s just hair but unhealthy hair for me could mean I don’t work for a month or so) that I decided to try Sojourn’s Firm Hold Working Spray.
I decided I wouldÂ try the Firm Hold Working Spray on aÂ photo-shoot I already had scheduled because if it performed well under hot studio lights as well as on location on a windy day without causing my hair to feel and look dry, then I would definitely have a styling product to add to the “trusted” list.Â The hair for the day of the shoot wasÂ simple, pretty, healthy lookingÂ hair that needed to stay looking pretty andÂ simple for a few hours.Â Hairstylist Pearson Knight of PK Hair was the stylist on set the day of the shoot.Â HeÂ blew out my hair with aÂ round brushed, then set the random tousled curls with a large barreled curling iron and the Firm Hold Working Spray.Â The spray performed great.Â The hairstyle stayed in place for the duration of the photo-shoot (which included three different wardrobe changes and two location changes….one outside on a pretty windy day), but still had movementÂ as well as shine.Â Â After the shoot I did not immediately rush home to wash and condition my hair as I am normally prone to doing because my hair did not feel overly dry and as if it was going to break off if I ran my hands through it.Â Overall, I was really happy with how the spray performed and the hairstylist seemed excited about trying a product he had not used before and having it work so well. Sojourn’s Form Working Spray has officially been added to the “trusted” list.
With a three-step single-use Hair Rescue Kit, Zotos delivers fast help for hair disasters, targeting everything from hair breakage, crazy frizz, dry scalp, split ends, and more! Sure, hair hang-ups like these may benefit from further treatment to ensure long-term lushness for your locks, but if you’ve got a special occasion on the horizon and no time to spare to get hair back into gorgeous shape, these kits will save your coif from a temporary crisis and set the tone for better hair health to come! And the best part? Each kit retails for only $10, so as long as you don’t make these quick fixes a regular habit, they definitely beat an emergency trip to the salon!
- Alex Gambardella